Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop your skills as a leader in the sport industry. You will be introduced to the key leadership and governance trends and issues impacting local, regional, national and international sport organisations. You will utilise relevant theories and concepts to critically examine current practices.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Dickson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesThe systemic governance content will be delivered using case studies, lectures, small group activities, and guest lectures from industry leaders.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically examine the contribution of leadership to effective sport organisations
02. Critically examine the systemic governance of the sport industry
03. Critically examine the applications of corporate governance best practices to sport organisations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeoff Dickson

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 16
Two 8.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A reflective essay - 1200 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

An individual essay - 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Case study - 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3